I Was Wretched

by Self Denied

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This is Self Denied's first official full length album.


released June 23, 2017

Songs written, performed and produced by John Dennison.
'For A Moment' Lyrics by Brandon Rogers.
'Love' Daniel Savage helped with pianos. Josh Dennison helped with riffs.
Artwork by John Dennison.

I thank everyone who supports me, past present or future.



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Self Denied Somerset, Kentucky

Self Denied is a solo Metal project from Kentucky.

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Track Name: A Song For The Listeners
Wouldn't it be something if I put some words in the song for you?(That's literally the lyrics. lol)
Track Name: Love
Yeah. Let's not sing a song about what some say love is. I say we should sing about what love is and should be.
Love is patient and kind. It's not envious or pretentious. Neither arrogant nor is it rude. Selfish nor provoked. It's thoughts are never evil. It finds no pleasure in wickedness, but rejoices in the truth.
Love never fails. It never fails. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
The pattern of this world made it hard to see what love is and what it should be. But I'm so done with that. I'm being transformed by the renewing of my mind. I'm never looking back.
Track Name: For A Moment
For A Moment today let all the worries go. Worry accomplishes nothing. Take a pause, be creative. Let life flow, out of your finger tips, out of your lips. Paint a picture. Sing a song. Strike a chord. Draw a picture. Turn off the noise. Let your mind relax, just for a moment.
Track Name: The Song Writing Song
I need you to name a person, a place, and a thing, because I'm gonna try to write a song about it. First thing's first. Here we go. Write it down and sing it slow. If it stinks, then try it fast. I'm here to stay. Let's make this last.
Track Name: Reanimation
This is not not the end even though you think it is. We’re getting close to the start of it. From the beginning you were part of it. A master piece and you are the art in it. The Prince of peace has His heart in this. So pick yourself back up again. Here we go. We’re not alone. I hope you know that grace will guide us all the way to our home of homes if you let it. Go on and get it. All I know is we can’t trust what we understand. What I know is we can have with in our Father’s hand. On the mind of the divine, power climbed down into time. Planned out and secured before it all began, long before the fall that hurt us all. Love set His plan in motion by His devotion. Willing that none perish but all should have life infinite, relentless past the point death, brought good news to the dead. Three days in the grave and now, resurrected, He makes intercession for all the souls reborn, calling all the torn to be restored.
Track Name: Gear Lamp
In the end the most important thing is how you love.
Track Name: Untitled Remix Final Final 8
won't you spend some time with me
and change my wicked ways
and change my wicked heart
Track Name: I Became A Monster
I became a monster. I became a monster when I did things my way.
I became a monster. I became a monster when I forgot my name.
Godly sorrow lead my to change.
Track Name: I Was Wretched
Thank You that I'm alone in this house with You. I wanna see Your face. Let me have a pure heart always. I was wretched. You made the impossible happy. You made me righteous. I won't look back at the life I had before, cause everything I want is everything You have in mind. I will seek until I find. I'm never looking back again. First You came into this world a perfect sinless man. And then You lived a perfect life and for my sins You died. I won't leave You. Where else would I go? You're my only hope.
Track Name: Known
I want to know You and I want to be known by You.
Search my heart, as I seek Your face.
Look on me as I move to Your heart.
Do You not fill Heaven and Earth?